No NFC announced for iPhone 5

There’s no mention of NFC in the list of hardware improvements announced for the new iPhone 5 today, and there was only a very brief mention of the Passbook mobile wallet feature which was announced in June.

Apple's iPhone 5

There was also no mention of fingerprint biometrics, despite Apple’s recent bid to acquire fingerprint security specialist Authentec.

For short range wireless communications fans, however, there was one small consolation: the iPod Nano now comes with Bluetooth.

• Find details of all current and upcoming NFC phones in our comprehensive NFC devices list.